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A thriving arts centre near Harlow

With a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Stort, near the Essex town of Harlow, Parndon Mill is an idyllic setting for an artist's studio – and since the 1960s, the handsome former mill building has indeed been home to a wide range of artists, designers, craftspeople and even architects working in a variety of media.

Offering bright, airy studios and plenty of space for classes, workshops and other events, it's the perfect space to inspire collaboration between artists, not to mention the creation of a continuous stream of innovative, high-quality work. Located less than 15 minutes' drive from the Park Inn by Radisson Harlow Hotel, art lovers should certainly check out this thriving creative hub when holidaying in the Harlow area.

Explore fascinating exhibits in The Gallery


At the heart of Parndon Mill is The Gallery, a cheerful and welcoming exhibition space that presents a regularly changing programme of exhibitions by local and visiting artists each lasting around six weeks. The exhibits can include everything from paintings, prints and sculpture to glass works, ceramics and more, and in warmer seasons the displays sometimes even extend outside into the surrounding grounds to make the most of the charming setting. Visitors can also choose to purchase works from a selection created on site, or can commission art directly from the arts centre's residents.

Visit Parndon Mill


At Parndon Mill, there's a firm emphasis on sharing art with a wider audience, and with this in mind The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10 – 5 Sundays and Bank holidays 2 – 4 for visitors to explore the current exhibition and examples of the resident artists' work. You can usually visit individual artists' studios by appointment, as well as during the annual Open Studios weekend held each July, which is designed to give visitors a glimpse of the creative process in action.

Parndon Mill also runs a number of workshops and classes in a variety of art forms and crafts, including everything from glass blowing, fusing and casting to drawing, felt making and sculpture. There are also art lessons available for children and beginners, with no previous experience required. Check out the events page to find out details of upcoming exhibitions, workshops and other events taking place during your stay in Harlow.

Parndon Mill & The Gallery
Harlow, Essex
CM20 2HP
http://www.parndonmill.co.uk/
Tel: 01279 426042
info@parndonmill.co.uk